Alaska Travel

If you’re up for an adventure this summer, there are plenty of places around the state that offer a great experience -- whether you travel by boat, by car or by air.

Scott McMurren
When the first gray whale breached, it caught many of us off guard. My 10-year-old pointed toward the stern, mouth hanging open, as again and again the gray whale presented us with an impressive display of marine mammal athleticism. The atmosphere was electric after that. Erin Kirkland
Small planes are big business for the cruise industry, including some of the largest tour companies in the world, such as Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.Pat Forgey
Some diners judge an eatery by the quality of the view. By that standard, the GoldStar Dining Room, aka the dining car on the Alaska Railroad, must be one of the finest restaurants on the planet, at least for those who are willing to forgo an extended menu for the sake of the scenery.Mike Dunham

Filmmaker Charles Baird shot this time lapse of Homer on May 24, 2015, from the home of a friend at the end of East End Road.

Alaska Dispatch News
It must be summer in Alaska; the 135-mile Denali Highway is open to the public for the season. Megan Edge
Because fewer than 6,000 miles of certified public roads and highways probe Alaska's 570,374 square miles, rivers are especially important. Alaskans' dependence on rivers for in-state travel is critical, particularly for rural residents whose road systems are at best localized and short.Ken Marsh

Your adventure begins here with "staycation" itineraries and visitor information for your travels around the Last Frontier.

Alaska Dispatch News
From hiking, to riding a zipline to flightseeing to fishing for elusive steelhead or king salmon, it's not too early to start enjoying an Alaska spring and summer outdoors. Lisa Maloney
May should be the official "Alaskans see Alaska" month. The days are long and the prices are low.Scott McMurren